In the promo of Koffee With Karan's upcoming episode, Karan Johar is seen grilling Anushka Sharma with questions about her relationship with cricketer Virat Kohli. But despite the buzz around the couple, the hottest topic of discussion about the interview were Sharma's lips and their, well, rather unusual appearance.
Now the actress has taken to her personal Twitter account to set the record - somewhat - straight.
Lately there has been a LOT of talk about me in this particular episode of Koffee with Karan. Mainly regarding my lips. I am here to just convey what I have to say regarding the same. I am talking about it only because this story has taken a scary direction and things have been 'blown out of proportion' ( pun intended 😉 ) ...
For a short while now I have been using a temporary lip enhancing tool and that along with make up techniques (I have learnt over the years) is the reason why there might be a change in the appearance of my lips. Having stated this fact let me very vehemently assure everyone that I have by no means gone 'under the knife ' or done any kind of 'plastic surgery' or undergone any intrusive procedure . This was my decision and was done for the sake of my look in my upcoming film Bombay Velvet, a period drama where I play a jazz singer in the 1960's - 70's . And it was taken from the referencing of that time .
The drastic change in my appearance on KWK is due to lot of factors put together and not just my lips . Everyone goes through good and bad days. Did I think I looked good on the KWK episode ? NO . I do feel I could have done things differently .
To put the current conjectures and reportage straight once and for all from my end - I have said this before and am saying it again .. I do not believe in plastic surgery or any other means of unnatural permanent changes to the body . I do not support it or stand for it or recommend it .
Sharma's "denial" - other than over-compensating with exclamation marks - is cleverly worded. A "temporary lip enhancing tool" which is not "any kind of plastic surgery or...any intrusive procedure" includes lip enhancements such as collagen injections and other lip plumping injections, which only last for three to four months. So Sharma's denial isn't a denial at all.
As for the part where Sharma tries to tell us that jazz singers from the sixties and seventies had bigger lips, so she was just being a dedicated actor by over-injecting her lips, she deserves credit for being creative. But actors would probably be better off by just being clear and up front with the public and their fans. At least then there would be no need for these curiously worded statements that try to say as little as possible while pretending otherwise.